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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
+1 941-383-3787
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for our first visit looking forward to a good breakfast. As it was a little early for a Sunday morning the place was about half full. Told to sit anywhere. Order was taken in a reasonable time...but we waited and we waited...tables around us eventually filled...and there orders were delivered...so waiting 30 minutes after order was taken... More 

Thank eronpickard
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

We found this spot walking around looking for brunch. Small alley style restaurant and you sit yourself. Food was great and portions were large. Fast food and friendly staff. Prices were mid to low. Great place to fill up with out spending to much

Thank Derick M
Marietta, Georgia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

If you're in the Sarasota/Longboat Key area this is the place to go for breakfast. Reasonably priced and generous portions. The home fry potatoes are real, not the frozen kind. That's a huge plus for a breakfast restaurant. My wife and I ate at the Longboat Key location but I assume the food is just as good at the St.... More 

Thank Julian I
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Blue Dolphin is a solid performing cafe in St Armand's Circle, an area filled with rather pricier venues that generally flatter to deceive. This place however does what it says on the tin. Some solid standards (pancakes, all day breakfast, burgers) all freshly cooked, good portions and tasty. Smoked salmon omelette with onion and cream cheese was surprisingly tasty. Service... More 

Thank RickyB2003
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237 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We had dinner on Saturday night, We sat indoors, but outside I guess that have a live band and a meeting place for all the boat owners at the dock. This place for me was amazing . Service was a bit slow but food was just excellent. I love salads and they had some of the best I've tasted. Out... More 

Thank Debbie W
Longboat Key, Florida
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152 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is a place that we locals love to eat at (especially during the off season when it's not crowded!). Quick service and great food. I have never had a bad meal there. Do plan to wait for a table during the season. It's a popular spot.

Thank marydonato
Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

We had a busy day planned so we fortified ourselves with breakfast here. The service was excellent, the food plentiful and tasty, lots to choose from, a great way to start the day.

Thank ordolly
Winter Haven, Florida
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

You will not go wrong with your choice of breakfast here. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Everything tasted like you just made it at home. Very fresh!

Thank Terri K
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

It's all about breakfast at Blue Dolphin and they do it well. In season, as with all eateries on Longboat, be prepared for a wait but they turn over their service pretty quickly.

Thank Susan C
Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Having read many kudos about this place and wanting to share a decent breakfast/brunch with our son before he departed, The Blue Dolphin was our choice. Interior is typical beach key décor tending toward unusual. Menu items were nothing more than customary for a breakfast place. I will say volume, i.e. amount of food served, was actually beyond what is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-3787

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?